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Nestlé S.A buys shares of its Nigerian subsidiary worth ₦463.46 million in a week

Nestlé S.A has acquired 331,045 additional shares of its Nigerian subsidiary, worth ₦463.46 million over two transactions in a week.

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The largest consumer goods company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Nestlé Nigeria Plc, has notified the Exchange that Nestlé S.A.- its parent company, has acquired 331,045 additional units of its ordinary shares, worth ₦463.46 million over two transactions in a week.

The formal disclosure was made by the Company’s Secretary, Bode Ayeku.

READ: Union Bank Nigeria Plc posts N15.9 billion profit in 9M 2020, up by 2%

Mr. Ayeku revealed that Nestlé S.A acquired the additional 331,045 units of Nestlé Nigeria Plc shares over two transactions, at an average share price of ₦1400 per share.

This put the total consideration for the shares purchased by the parent company at ₦463,463,000.00.

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READ: May & Baker Nigeria Plc records 8.85% revenue increase in 2020 9M

What this means

The purchase of the shares of Nestlé Nigeria further cements Nestlé S.A’s position as the majority shareholder of the company.

In line with the information contained in the financial statements of the company as of 30th September 2020, the company had exactly 792,656,252 shares outstanding, with Nestlé S.A being the majority shareholder with 525,537,201 units – 66.30% of the total shares of the company outstanding.

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Hence, with the previous purchase of 214,924 additional units on November 10 and the recent 331,045 units acquired by the parent company, Nestlé S.A’s ownership percentage of Nestlé Nigeria is now put at 66.37%.

READ: Dangote Cement gains ₦273 billion on NSE since release of its 2020 Q3 report

Why it matters

Dealings by insiders of listed companies are corporate actions to be disclosed, as required by the Nigerian Stock Exchange to aid transparency.

READ: Dangote Cement Plc records 34.20% increase in 2020 Q3 revenues

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What you should know

Nestlé Nigeria’s shares closed the week at the end of trading activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, November 20, 2020, at ₦1400.00 per share, with a 52-week low of ₦764.90.

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Camey & Rock executes N4.3 billion worth of share purchase agreement with Resort Savings and Loans

Camey & Rock Business Consulting executes a share purchase agreement with Resort Savings and Loans Plc, worth N4.3 billion.

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Rock savings raises N4.3 billion, as Camey and Rock acquire majority shares  

Camey & Rock Business Consulting Limited has finally executed its share purchase agreement with the board of Resort Savings and Loans Plc, worth N4.3 billion.

This is according to a notification sent by the latter to the Nigerian Stock Exchange market yesterday and seen by Nairametrics.

The cash involved in the deal is scheduled to be injected in tranches. Also, activities related to the transactions are still ongoing.

In order to resolve some administrative and basic regulatory issues, Camey & Rock called for an extension from CBN to enable it conclude the recapitalization exercise of the bank outside the deadline of 31 December 2020 to 30 June 2021.

The call comes at a time when the investors plan to inject the next tranche of cash into the bank.

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The notification also revealed that the investors (Camey & Rock) have so far, assisted in motivating staff resolution and arrangement of some critical financial obligations, towards the filing of outstanding financial statements and relocation of the bank’s head office to 12, Boyle Street, Lagos.

What they are saying: A part of the recent disclosure reads: “The Board of Resort Savings and Loans Plc (the bank) wishes to notify the Nigerian Stock Exchange and investing public on the updates on the Bank’s recapitalization exercise.

“The Bank has executed a Share Purchase Agreement with Camey & Rock Business Consulting Limited (Camey & Rock or the investor) to the tune of N4.3billion, following Camey & Rock’s strategic equity investment in the Bank. The cash will be injected into the Bank in tranches.”

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Why it matters: The recent announcement will help recapitalize the bank. In addition, the board and management firmly believe that the strategic investment will change the face of the bank, repositioning it in the committee of financial services providers in Nigeria, and grow its capacity with consequent effect in increasing the wealth of stakeholders.

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ABC Transport to raise N1.4 billion through rights issue

ABC Transport Plc has secured the approval of its shareholders to raise additional capital through a rights issue.

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The Board of Directors of ABC Transport Plc has secured the approval of its shareholders to raise additional capital through a rights issue from existing shareholders.

This disclosure was made by the board of ABC Transport in a notification issued by the Company’s Secretary, Onyekachukwu C. Chigbo, after announcing shareholders’ resolutions at its 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on Friday 27th November 2020.

READ: Prestige Assurance could be a good opportunity if it gets its recapitalization right

According to the information contained in the notification, the rights issue is N1.4billion, which could be raised via the issuance of shares and debt securities as determined by the Directors of the firm.

However, the rights issue is subject to the approval of regulatory authorities.

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What this means

A rights issue is an invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional new shares in the company. This type of issue gives existing shareholders the “rights” to purchase new shares at a discount to the market price on a stated future date.

However, shareholders are not obligated to exercise this right.

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In this regard, the company may decide to use the additional capital raised from these offerings to existing shareholders to acquire assets, make a take-over, repay debts or save itself from bankruptcy.

This is expected to strengthen the company’s balance sheet, free up capital for the management to execute revenue, and profit optimizing projects, plans, and strategies.

READ: International Breweries Plc raises N165 billion, Rights Issue fully subscribed

What you should know

  • It is important to know that the board decided to raise additional capital after it had secured shareholders’ approval to increase the company’s authorized share capital from N1billion to N2.5billion by the creation of 3billion additional shares of 50 kobo each, ranking pari-passu in all respects with the existing shares in the Company’s equity.
  • In this regard, clause 6 of the Company’s Memorandum of Association and clause 5 of the Articles of Association respectively, will be amended to reflect the increase in the Authorized Share Capital.
  • This amendment will be done by deleting the words, “the authorized Share Capital of the Company is N1billion divided into 2billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each,” and substituting therewith the words “the authorized Share Capital of the Company is N2.5billion divided into 5billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each.”

READ: Federal High Court directs meeting to consider the transfer of GTBank into a Holding Company

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GTBank, Nigerian Breweries, CAP drop, investors lose N42 billion

The market breadth closed negative as AIICO led 19 Gainers as against 22 Losers topped by NNFM at the end of today’s session.

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Nigerian Breweries brings the Bears to party, Investors down N20.5 billion 

Nigerian bourse ended Wednesday’s trading session on a bearish note.

The All Share Index dipped lower by 0.26% to close at 35,056.82 points as against the 0.30% gain recorded yesterday. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at +30.60%.

READ: CUTIX Plc announces appointment of non-executive directors

  • Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalization now stands at N18.323 trillion. Investors lost N42 billion in the mid-week trading session.
  • Nigerian trading turnover at Wednesday’s trading session, however, printed positive as volume ticked by 19.72%, as against the 25.83% drop recorded on Tuesday.
  • ACCESS, FBNH, and ZENITHBANK were the most active to boost market turnover.
  • The market breadth closed negative as AIICO led 19 Gainers as against 22 Losers topped by NNFM at the end of today’s session – an unimproved performance when compared with the previous outlook.
  • CAP leads the list of active stocks that recorded an impressive volume spike at the end of today’s session.

READ: Cryptos: Nigerian financial experts talk risks associated with trading digital assets

Top gainers

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  1. AIICO up 9.90% to close at N1.11
  2. CUTIX up 7.14% to close at N1.8
  3. UBA up 5.49% to close at N8.65
  4. STANBIC up 3.90% to close at N44
  5. MAYBAKER up 2.94% to close at N3.5

READ: Nigeria’s inflation rate jumps to 14.23% in October 2020

Top losers

  1. NNFM down 9.67% to close at N6.26
  2. NB down 7.05% to close at N56
  3. CAP down 6.98% to close at N20
  4. GUARANTY down 2.57% to close at N34.1
  5. FLOURMILL down 2.17% to close at N27

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Outlook
Nigerian Stocks ended the third trading session for the week on a bearish note.

  • Selling pressure was significantly seen in blue-chip stocks like GTBank, Nigerian Breweries, CAP, Flour mills, as investors began a significant amount of profit-taking across the market spectrum.
  • Nairametrics envisages cautious buying, as institutional investors reduce some of their long positions amid growing uncertainty playing out in Nigeria’s currency market.

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